The Upside of Eating Together The connections we make and the experiences we share over food are not limited to humans. As many people all over the country are busy shopping, preparing, and traveling to sit down for a meal … Continue reading Sharing a meal and oxytocin
How Children Get Hooked on Sugary Drinks Slave to your sweet tooth? Researchers say the predilection for sweetened drinks — a major driver of the nation’s obesity crisis — begins in childhood. That’s one reason health experts recommend children under … Continue reading Sugar and children
To Change a Habit, Get Extreme. Progressively I had just finished giving a speech on building habits when a woman in the audience exclaimed, “You teach how to create habits, but that’s not my problem. I’m fat!” The frustration in … Continue reading Breaking habits
Mindful Eating: 12 New Ways To Eat More Mindfully I’ve been interested in mindful eating for years, but never really dove into it recently when I started having digestive issues. “Maybe mindful eating could help!” I thought. After learning more, … Continue reading Food issues
I Help People Recover From Disordered Eating. Don’t Give Your Child This App Weight Watchers — now rebranded as WW — has introduced an app called Kurbo, for children 8 to 17 years old. As a registered dietitian who specializes in … Continue reading The anti-fat bias
Homo gluttonous Ten thousand desert rats, 10,000 fish, 14,000 sheep, 1,000 lambs, 1,000 fat oxen and many more creatures slaughtered, cooked and served: that is how Ashurnishabal of Mesopotamia (883-859 BCE) pampered almost 70,000 guests for 10 days. The Archbishop … Continue reading Are we eating ourselves?
A Potential Hidden Factor in Why People Have So Much Trouble Losing Weight The American conventional wisdom about weight loss is simple: A calorie deficit is all that’s required to drop excess pounds, and moderating future calorie consumption is all … Continue reading Biology more than willpower